, richmond

, Virginia

, United States

Posted on
2020-02-25 23:06:50
“I like most others in the fpv community, I got hooked after watching a youtube video of a bunch of french guys in the woods pretending to pod race…seriously, and that was 6 years ago and haven’t looked back. I personally in this time that I’ve started flying have never been in a position where i felt like a was invading other peoples personal space or putting anyone at risk of injury.I typically fly in parking lots, tech centers, city park, memorial parks, sometimes in suburban streets, most people are more curious then anything, I get asked about them every day almost. I think our fpv quadcopters strike a spark of wonderment into the minds of people, much like how those french guys in the woods did with us back in the yester years of the hobby. The remote ID sounds great for large long range machines like what DJI manufactures, but for people like me, who only fly out 1500 feet away from me, under 300 feet in altitude, with a machine weighing less then 200 grams, and a battery life of around 5-10mins, it not only seems like overkill, it would literally kill the hobby for me, my little copters cant carry any more weight! I feel like the FAA needs to take a step back and think about what really needs remote ID and what doesn’t. To me, this is the equivalent of asking children to have a drivers licenses for their bicycles or skate boards, and this concludes my food for thought.”